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Old 08-06-2016, 15:31   #1
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GRIB US, or UGRIB Replacement

It appears that many of us have been using UGrib for years, but suddenly find it unavailable (anyone know why?). Does anyone have a suggestion for a Windows compatible replacement that is as easy to use and free?

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Re: GRIB US, or UGRIB Replacement

Zygrib is very good.

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Re: GRIB US, or UGRIB Replacement

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It appears that many of us have been using UGrib for years, but suddenly find it unavailable (anyone know why?). Does anyone have a suggestion for a Windows compatible replacement that is as easy to use and free?

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Looks like they have DNS issues and probably don't even know..

Maybe we should e-mail them..
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Looks like they have DNS issues and probably don't even know..

Maybe we should e-mail them..
I did email them. No response.

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Re: GRIB US, or UGRIB Replacement

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ID:	125838this is the message I have been getting for a month
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Zygrib is very good.
I went to them during one of the UG outages. I still use both, but have not recently had occasion to use UG. If it's going down frequently, it seems likely a maintenance issue, as it has always returned, eventually, making the outage look like a problem on my end - but this and other threads show that it's not me...
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Attachment 125838this is the message I have been getting for a month
Same error as me.. Thats a DNS error.. They most likely didn't renew a domain name or update a DNS server when an IP changed..
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The openCPN grib viewer is excellent and compatible with most gribs you can download from anywhere. The new version also now supports grib2. I use saildocs to source them.
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OK so i'v downloaded zygrib. Program loads up fine, but i need to register to receive GRIB files......... and the website is all in French. Am i missing something?
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OK so i'v downloaded zygrib. Program loads up fine, but i need to register to receive GRIB files......... and the website is all in French. Am i missing something?
Under options choose English as your language.

I registered years ago.
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Attachment 125838this is the message I have been getting for a month
Sane here.
Email to them bounced as undeliverable.
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Thanks for taking the time to get back to me with this one guys. I am investigating options. Have also since found Passage Weather. Interested in how those with experience compare this to Zygrib
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Re: GRIB US, or UGRIB Replacement

So how do I download files from Passage Weather?

All I found there is a paid service on otherwise freely available data.

I must be clicking on the wrong links.


PLS help.

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So how do I download files from Passage Weather?

All I found there is a paid service on otherwise freely available data.

I must be clicking on the wrong links.


PLS help.

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I think they might mean Predict Wind... They have Gribs and a free viewer here..

Free GRIB Viewer - PredictWind.com

Of course you could still view the gribs in OpenCPN as I prefer to do.
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